By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Many wonder if Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will make good on her offer to testify about the Benghazi killings. But many also wonder if she is a buzz-worthy Hollywood property. Currently in development is "Rodham," a new dramatic movie chronicling Mrs. Clinton's adventures as a young, single Justice Department attorney who was working to impeach President Nixon while dallying with a certain ambitious politician from Arkansas named Bill.
Nearly two years ago on a cold February day, President Obama stood for the first time before a joint session of Congress and spoke of a national day of reckoning. It was time not just to stabilize the shaken economy, he declared, but to reach for lasting prosperity. As the president prepares to stand before Congress once again on Tuesday, he will size up a changed State of the Union.
"Throughout his speech, Obama invoked the principles of fairness, collective action, and common purpose," said Bill Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. "Conspicuously absent was the theme on which the Republican Party rests its case — namely, individual liberty — a contrast that prefigures a 2012 general election waged over clashing partisan orientations as well as competing accounts of the president’s record."
Brookings Institution senior fellow Bill Galston said the speech sets up an election-year full of stark contrasts.